RAPA LP | Location: Auburn, AL / U.S. | Full Time

This position is located at our site in Auburn, Alabama. We are looking for an

Lab Engineer R&D (m/f/d)

Your Task and Responsibilities

  • Main goal of the work will be building up laboratory capabilities and expertise at Rapa LP (Auburn/AL)
  • Setting up laboratory equipment to be able to run functional and validation testing of LF-valve-blocks
  • Plan and coordinate procurement and installation of hydraulic test rigs
  • Standardize laboratory activities between Auburn and Germany
  • Support launch of new products and design changes of existing products by performing testing
  • Support series production in trouble shooting and failure root cause analysis
  • Support R&D department in Auburn in communication to Selb and bring additional expertise and contacts to Auburn
  • Perform LPAs at production lines
  • Support team in implementation of necessary processes for TS16949 audit
  • Assist R&D team in creation of bilingual documents
  • Other duties as assigned

Your Profile

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics
  • At least five years relevant lab experience
  • Some experience in operating lab test equipment like climate chamber, temperature shock chamber, salt spray cabinet, oscilloscope, etc.
  • Basic knowledge about hydraulics, pneumatics and electronics
  • Some knowledge of the German language and customs advantageous
  • Software: Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel, VBA macro programming, testXpert (Zwick press), Lotus Notes
  • Ability to supervise others
  • Ability and willingness to make presentations to small and large groups of salary and or hourly associates
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and handle multiple projects and assignments with proficiency
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Holds a valid passport and has the ability to travel internationally

We offer

  • A open, international and collegial working environment and a company culture that is relaxed but engaged
  • A competitive salary, company pension scheme
  • A month of paid vacation time
  • The possibility for further education and training
  • A secure workplace
  • A flexible work schedule
  • And much more Benefits

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirement for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Headquartered in Germany, the RAPA company is a globally recognized engineering and technology partner and first choice system supplier for the automotive industry as well as numerous customers in the healthcare and industrial sectors – and has been for over 100 years. The product portfolio includes valves and complete mechatronic solutions for hydraulic and pneumatic applications. RAPA employs almost 1,000 people at its sites in Germany, the United States and China. The company philosophy of a medium-sized family business is at the center of all activities.

Sounds exciting? Apply today and join us! To send us your data and documents, please use our online application form, which you can acess directly from the job advertisment by using the button “Apply Online” or send us an email containing your application (cover letter, CV and references) to We look forward to reading your winning application!

Contact and further Information
For additional information on our company culture, company benefits, or to potentially get scheduled for an interview please contact:
Mr. Tim Beasley | HR Manager | P. +1 334 321 0875-110 |



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